BEST IDEA: The winning team receive congratulations from Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion, Inga Marte Thorkildsen. Photo: John Hughes.
Oslo: For the third time in Norway, and after 24 exhausting hours, four design teams presented their inclusive design concepts. The audience voted a digital application that enables users to match their needs to specific locations as the best idea.
Four teams of designers were assigned the task of designing an inclusive product or service. The project had to be submitted within the space of 24 hours, taking as its basis the needs of a creative partner in each group who represented user needs through being in some way or another – differently abled.
Good morning! After 40hrs awake as part of the 24h inclusive design challenge. New friends, new concepts & new self awareness #ebw2012
The conference audience voted Blue Team's digital application MyWay as best idea while Pink Team was awarded Best Presentation with the presentation of their modular building kit CommuniKit.
Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion Inga Marte Thorkildsen presented the winners of the design challenge who were selected based on audience vote.
42 hours awake. Amazing new friends and lots of design concepts/ideas. That's what #ebw2012 and 24h inclusive design challenge is about!
The challenge took place for the third time in Oslo as a part of European Business Workshops in Inclusive Design 2012. The workshops were organised by the Norwegian Design Council in collaboration with the Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design on the 7th and 8th of June at DogA, the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture in Oslo.
MyWay – a digital application the enables a range of users to match their needs to specific locations or create spontaneous days
CommuniKit – a modular building kit for backyards and open spaces
XO-ExtraOrdinary – a professional network where design partners can sell insight into their experiences, to inspire and guide you to innovate better products and services
Konkylie – a sound based system that addresses the universal need for communication